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Military health care changes being pondered

Change could be on the horizon for the military health care system.

January 02, 2015 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Five changes to improve your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 02, 2015 | By Megan Wallgren FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to squirrel away money for fun things

Collette Zeller and her husband are saving for a trip to Italy for their fifth anniversary. The trip is two years out, but their new year's budget includes a monthly savings plan.

January 02, 2015 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill addresses justice for problem kids

Teens who screw up but haven't committed a crime often end up locked up anyway, accused of "status offenses" that include delinquency, underage drinking or even running away from home.

January 02, 2015 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tips for devoting time to things that last

Our lives go too fast. We make decisions on how to spend our time without even thinking - online, wireless and in 4G. But no one wants to look down from heaven and hear a loved one eulogize that: She had hundreds of Facebook friends. Or he checked his phone all the time. But what if you could have deathbed perspective without the near-death part? Launch yourself into an out-of-this world mindset where you rid your life of the non-essentials and dig-in on the four things that last.

January 02, 2015 | By Heather Merrill FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Sleep deprivation hurts your career more than it helps

Burning the midnight oil implies working overtime, long into the night, to get something done and ultimately to get ahead. But the belief that sacrificing a few hours of sleep for a few more hours of work will lead to higher achievement has been debunked by science.

December 11, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


How movie trailers overshadow the main attraction

What can you learn about a film in 88 seconds?

December 08, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 Christmas ideas for kids that are not toys

For many children, Christmas and toys are synonymous.

December 08, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | Hot Topics


December movies offer plenty of entertainment

After a month of great movies in November with "Interstellar," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" and "Big Hero 6," it's hard to imagine what could top off a year at the theater. December, however, is full of great movies you won't want to miss, and here are just a few to pique your interest.

December 08, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Hot Topics


Weird names for celebrity babies

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 30, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Adults expect to spend $720 on gifts

: Early January brings a small flood of women into Erica McCain's financial services office near Cincinnati, Ohio. Many come to borrow against their retirement after bingeing on pre-Christmas sales.

November 30, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


We're loving our pets to death

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 29, 2014 | By Angie Denison KSL | Hot Topics


Ten things you'll regret not doing in 10 years

: While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 29, 2014 | By Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Three ways to bring joy into holidays

As the holiday season approaches, I become apprehensive. The pressure of organizing for the holidays can get overwhelming. At times, I do tend to forget what the holiday season is all about. In addition, the holidays remind me of my family members who have passed. Though it has been years since their departure, it feels as if it was just yesterday. I can honestly say, between the pressure and the loss of my loved ones, I do get depressed. But I find ways to gain the strength to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends and be grateful for ...

November 29, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Three of the best 'foodie' movies

TASTY TOWN - Are you still full from your Thanksgiving feast? You probably aren't alone. We wait all year to stuff our faces with the traditional Thanksgiving food. From turkey to green beans to pumpkin pie, everything is delicious. In honor of all of the amazing food you'll be dreaming of until next year, here are three great movies for the "foodie" in all of us.

November 28, 2014 | By Sarah Binghurst OK.com | Hot Topics


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Book review: 'Remembrandt' is an action novel about teen spy with total recall

"REMEMBRANDT," by Robin M. King, Walnut Springs Press, $16.99, 204 pages (f)

January 26, 2015 | Hikari Loftus Deseret News | Hot Topics


12 of NASA scientists' favorite images of the sun

In celebration of the 100 millionth image of the sun captured by a NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory instrument, scientists shared 12 of their all-time favorites.

January 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


3-step check to get emotionally unstuck

When we desire change but seem stuck in 6 feet of emotional mud, try this three-step check. It’s simple, doable and creates a jumpstart to change.

January 22, 2015 | Connie Sokol KSL | Hot Topics


Recess before lunch helps kids eat more healthy

The scene is universal in elementary school: Kids throughout the cafeteria scarf down their lunches in a rush to get outside to recess.

January 21, 2015 | By Tad Walch Deseret News | Hot Topics


Possible resurgence of Made in USA products?

A "Made in the USA" tag is something patriotic Americans cherish. It's a rare find that signals better quality and a higher price.

January 21, 2015 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Should you take the buyout?

The classic TV game show "Let's Make a Deal" often offered contestants the choice of prizes hidden by three curtains. Two would contain terrific goodies while the third held some laughable dud - perhaps a broken toilet or a pair of goats.

January 21, 2015 | By Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Hot Topics


Corporate charitable giving boosts worker productivity

Bonuses and stock options can improve performance. But employees don't have to receive money directly to get a jump-start on the job.

January 21, 2015 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


The drama behind vitamin D supplements

When asked about how people can stay healthy in the winter months, Dr. John Young has an unexpected answer: vitamin D supplements.

January 20, 2015 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Why your job wants your spouse to be happy

Companies across America want their employees to be happy. And to do that, they have to make their employees' spouses happy, too, according to The Wall Street Journal.

January 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Baby boomers about to be outnumbered

Sometime this year, the millennials - those ages 18 to 34 in 2015 - will outnumber what has been America's largest living generation, baby boomers, ages 51 to 69.

January 20, 2015 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Duke calls of broadcast of Muslim call to prayer

Anti-Islam sentiment reared its head this week in Durham, North Carolina, as Duke University officials manage unrest over their handling of a proposed campus-wide Muslim call to prayer.

January 19, 2015 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Trailers as affordable housing: solution or bane to the poor?

Randall Schaffer loves his house. The three-bedroom home boasts two full, tiled bathrooms, a family room, living room, and even a charming breakfast nook.

January 19, 2015 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Is it worth cutting the cord on cable television?

Could the end of cable TV as we know it be approaching?

January 19, 2015 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


MLK's legacy: Recognition of past realities

Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.

January 19, 2015 | By Arthur Cyr Deseret News | Hot Topics


6 secrets to staying fit

We all know exercise is good for us. We need to nourish our bodies and keep them strong.

January 18, 2015 | By Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


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